The sport nutrition team is uniquely positioned to bring today’s best practices to the forefront. Each sport dietitian within the team brings a high level of expertise to the sports they support. They utilize science as the foundation for performance enhancement, taking a food-first approach and tailoring nutrition advice for each individual athlete’s fueling, hydration, and recovery needs.
USOC sport dietitians play a collaborative role in ensuring athletes’ needs are met both on and off the field. Visit a training location to see sport dietitians collaborating with food service managers to serve fresh, healthy and performance-based menus. Sport dietitians also travel with Team USA athletes to training and competition venues to monitor nutrition-related parameters and reinforce sport nutrition practices, both at home and on the road. They also interact and consult with other USOC high performance staff such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning, sports medicine and physiology to create a team approach to supporting the athlete’s health and performance goals.
The sport dietitians at the U.S. Olympic Committee have put together a variety of education materials for athletes, coaches and parents to learn more about sport-specific diet, travel nutrition and eating guidelines as well as a range of performance-focused, easy to make and delicious recipes.
Athlete Eating Guidelines
Sport Nutrition Factsheets
For athlete-inspired recipes visit Cooking with Team USA and look for the banner below.
A dedicated team of sport physiologists help athletes improve their training methods by measuring cardio-respiratory, metabolic, musculoskeletal and environmental factors that contribute to athletic performance.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Strength and conditioning staff provide scientific, sport-specific training protocols by developing a proper and thorough needs analysis for each sport.